Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay was established in 1958 and the Civil Engineering Department is part of the institute since its inception. The Department has grown tremendously over the years and is now recognized as one of the major engineering departments in the country. The department has developed strong links with the building and construction industry and academic and research , both with in and outside the country. Besides high quality teaching and instruction at both UG and PG levels, the Department is actively involved in basic and applied research and consultancy and provides high quality technical advisory support through various R D projects and consultancy to various organizations. The Department of Civil Engineering with its multifaceted faculty continues to maintain and cultivate its strong links with the infrastructural industry and academic and research institutions both within and outside the country.


Laboratory Facilities

The Department has excellent facilities for carrying out teaching, research and consultancy activities in various disciplines of Civil Engineering. Some important facilities in the Department are:

Structural Engineering Laboratories

Remote Sensing Laboratories


Geotechnical Engineering Laboratories


Water Resources Engineering Laboratory


Transportation Systems Engineering Laboratories


Ocean Engineering Laboratories


Construction Technology and Management Laboratories


Computational Laboratories

  • Departmental Computational Laboratory

Transportation Systems Engineering

Traffic analysis and design. Modelling and design of mass transit. Urban land use transportation. Road safety and traffic congestion.

Traffic flow modeling and simulation; Traffic flow theory and capacity analysis.

Travel demand modelling and forecasting; behavioural travel modeling.

Application of ANNs, fuzzy systems, GAs and GIS in urban transportation planning.

Transportation network optimization, Rural road network planning; GIS applications. Control and management; Environmental, economical, financial impact assessment.

Geotechnical Engineering

Centrifuge modelling; In-situ and laboratory engineering properties of soil; Numerical and physical modelling in geotechniques; Geomaterial and porous media characterization.

Environmental geotechnology; Industrial waste disposal and utilization.

Earthquake geotechnical engineering; Soil dynamics; Computational geomechanics; Soil-structure interaction problems; Foundation engineering; Numerical modelling of foundation and retaining structures.

Soil reinforcements; Slope stabilization; Rock slopes and rock joints; Ground improvement.

Digital image processing: Digital terrain modelling; GIS applications to landslides.

Geosynthetic-reinforced soil structures; Engineering application of geosynthetics.

Landslides, probabilistic methods, risk and reliability analysis, Mesh-free techniques (Material Point Method), large deformation problems.

Water Resources Engineering

Groundwater systems planning and management; Groundwater pollution investigation; Aquifer remediation strategies; Inverse modeling of the aquifers; Coastal aquifer hydrodynamics modeling.

Computational fluid dynamics; Coastal hydrodynamics; Watershed management; Application of numerical methods.

Urban drainage/storm water management; Sedimentation in channels and rivers; Urban water infrastructure management; Hydrologic disaster management.

Diffusion of jets and plumes; Multiple diffusers; Off-shore pipelines; Scour problems and cooling water structures. More...

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Remote Sensing

Global positioning system; Geographic information system, Space geodesy; Remote sensing; Surveying.

Remote sensing applications to water resources; Runoff modelling of watersheds; Optimization of water distribution systems.

Structural Engineering

Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering; Nonlinear dynamic analysis; Non-classically damped systems; Stochastic earthquake analysis; Wind induced vibrations; Seismic hazard assessment; Vibration control; Base isolation for earthquake-resistant design; Performance based seismic design; Inelastic design of steel and concrete structures; Reliability of structures; Earthquake vulnerability and service life evaluation of structures and facilities; Repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting of structures; Development and design of energy-absorbing and base-isolating devices.

Structural health/condition monitoring; Damage detection in structures; Wave propagation and scattering in structures; Application of artificial neural network.

Finite element analysis; Computational mechanics; Parallel computing for computational mechanics; Nonlinear dynamics; Structural stability and control; Composite mechanics.

Advanced materials; Concrete technology; Composite/hybrid structures; Fiber-reinforced polymers and fiber-reinforced concrete; Smart structures.

Design of nuclear containment structures; Design against impact loading; Design of cold-formed steel structures; Computer aided design.

Ocean Engineering

Coastal, port and harbor engineering; wave hydrodynamics, coastal, marine and offshore structures, wave-structure interaction, coastal erosion and mitigation measures, physical and numerical modeling of coastal/ocean dynamics.

Design of port/harbor and offshore structures, design of coastal protection and waterfront structures.

Tidal, estuarine and bay hydrodynamics, sediment transport, harbor agitation/layout/planning.

Application of neural networks and soft computing for ocean engineering related problems.

Construction Technology And Management

Construction materials, Concrete technology, mineral and chemical admixtures, rheology and particle packing of cement based materials, Alkali activation, geopolymerisation, Mineral carbonation, Industrial residue valorization, sustainable construction materials.

Construction Management, Infrastructure Project Management, Modelling flexibility and resilience in infrastructure contracts, Building Information Modelling, Machine learning enabled construction safety management. For further information please visit the specialization website at